Dan is a writer and editor who covers science, technology, and sustainability, and he now works as an executive editor at Springer Nature, the global publishing company. There, he's leading editorial efforts for a new program that harnesses Springer Nature's academic publishing power to advance solutions for global challenges in health, sustainability, and major societal problems.
Before assuming this role, Dan worked as a senior editor at Mechanical Engineering magazine, where he covered bioengineering, energy, engineering aimed at improving health and sustainability, and pretty much any technology that moves.
Dan previously worked at Discover as a senior editor, and before that as a freelance journalist for national magazines. His award-winning writing has appeared in many national publications, including Discover, Popular Science, Smithsonian, New Scientist, Audubon, Nature Conservancy magazine, Reader's Digest, Women's Health and many other publications. His magazine feature articles have ben anthologized in The Best of Technology Writing and have won several awards.
Dan was also a long-time contributing correspondent for Science magazine, and he is the coauthor, with Paul Epstein, MD, of Harvard Medical School, of Changing Planet, Changing Health, the first book on the human health impacts of climate change. He has spoken about climate change, health and sustainability, and about careers in science writing, at universities, medical centers, and civic groups. He has also taught science writing at Indiana University.
Before launching his journalism career, Dan earned a doctorate in biology from The Johns Hopkins University and conducted research in microbiology at the University of Illinois. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, biking, music, and t’ai chi. He lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.